Category Archives: Divorce or Dissolution

Ohio Divorce Attorney: An Equitable Split Does Not Necessarily Mean An Equal Split

English: A Kinder Bueno that has been split.

One of the biggest divorce myths we encounter in our practice is the belief that the divorce court will add up all of each litigants property and divide down the middle.  This method is used in a minority of states [Read the full post. . .]

Divorce Law In Ohio: Divorce Causes

Marriage Equality

If you are seeking a divorce in Ohio, your complaint must allege, and the plaintiff (party filing the divorce complaint) must later prove, one or more of the following legal grounds for divorce:

3105.01 Divorce causes.

The court of common [Read the full post. . .]

Divorce Papers: Read Carefully!

Read Your Papers! – The Contempt Trap for Divorcedivorce

In a recent case decided by the State of Ohio’s 5th Appellate District, the importance of reading and understanding your divorce papers was made clear.  In Woodie v. Woodie, the [Read the full post. . .]

Fight Your Dayton Divorce – Is That A Good Idea?

dayton divorce attorneyDo you really want to fight your Dayton divorce case?  As an experienced family lawyer, I have never heard anyone say “I’m going to cooperate my divorce case.”  The truth of the matter is that the divorce process [Read the full post. . .]

Ohio Divorce Attorney: What Do You Do?

jamie2A few years ago the only place that an attorney could advertise was the phone book.  Most attorneys chose to make the most of the ad space by publishing a “panel” of services they provided.  This list of services is [Read the full post. . .]

Divorce Property Division: Marital v. Gift

Think That Was Gift?  – In Divorce, Not Unless it’s in Writingdivorce court

Prior to divorce couples often give each other gifts for various occasions and celebrations, or for no reason at all, but what happens to all those gifts when [Read the full post. . .]

Division of Property and Date of Valuation

 Determining the Date Can Save You Money!

English: Almost sunken boat.

Ohio Revised Code 3105.171 defines marital property as any asset accumulated by the parties at any time from the date of their marriage until the date of the final hearing in an action [Read the full post. . .]

Don’t Listen to Them: Your Soon to be Ex

Your Soon to be ExDon’t Listen to their Lies or Legal Advice!

soon to be ex

I have written previous articles on the importance of not listening to the free legal advice of friends and family, unless of course they are a [Read the full post. . .]

Can Spousal Support be modified after my divorce?

Often, courts will retain jurisdiction on the issue of spousal support.  This means that if circumstances change from the time of the original spousal support award, the amount and/or duration of the support may be modified or changed.  This generally [Read the full post. . .]

The Effects of Divorce on Children

effects of divorce on children

Effects of Divorce on Children

 – Trash Talking and the Damage Caused

A divorce is a very emotional time for all parties involved.  Regardless of the reason for the split, both parties usually go through a wide array of emotions [Read the full post. . .]